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16 Apr 2022, 11:21 am

I'm going to a social event tomorrow but I'm so scared of catching covid. I will take a mask but I doubt everyone else will be wearing a mask now, and because masks don't protect you only others, I'm not sure it will make any difference. There's even not any hand gel in most places any more so I suppose I'll have to bring my own. Someone who is going has got a bad cold and is going to take a test before going but sometimes the lateral flow tests aren't always accurate or if it is positive she might lie and say it's negative just to get to the party.

I really can't get covid. It's my birthday next week and I have booked a couple of days off to spend down at the beach with my boyfriend and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't want to spend my birthday isolating myself with covid.
I will try not to hug anyone tomorrow or get too close but sometimes I forget myself and stand more than 5 feet close to someone when chatting.

I just can't get covid, OK? Not yet anyway. Maybe when I have nothing planned but not at the moment.


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17 Apr 2022, 4:35 am

What kind of social event is this? Why do you want to (or feel obligated to) go to it, in the first place?


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17 Apr 2022, 6:13 am

Mona Pereth wrote:
What kind of social event is this? Why do you want to (or feel obligated to) go to it, in the first place?


Because I'm not an asocial Aspie, I like socialising as long as it isn't at a rowdy bar at night with lots of immature youngsters and drunk people. This is an afternoon family gathering, with extended family I haven't seen for years. I've bought gifts and I've been looking forward to it for months. I have to socialise. I just wish people didn't keep getting covid.


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17 Apr 2022, 6:23 am

This latest strain of COVID really seems, in the vast majority of cases, to be little more than a cold/flu. Probably milder than even the primary Omicron variant.

We, in NYC, have had about a tripling of positives in the past month—but hospitalization have stayed about the same.



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17 Apr 2022, 11:03 am

Hope you managed to enjoy your day Joe. I hope you enjoy your birthday as well.


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17 Apr 2022, 1:07 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Because I'm not an asocial Aspie, I like socialising as long as it isn't at a rowdy bar at night with lots of immature youngsters and drunk people. This is an afternoon family gathering, with extended family I haven't seen for years. I've bought gifts and I've been looking forward to it for months. I have to socialise. I just wish people didn't keep getting covid.

Then I hope you have a good time both today and on your upcoming birthday.


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17 Apr 2022, 1:53 pm

Mona Pereth wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
Because I'm not an asocial Aspie, I like socialising as long as it isn't at a rowdy bar at night with lots of immature youngsters and drunk people. This is an afternoon family gathering, with extended family I haven't seen for years. I've bought gifts and I've been looking forward to it for months. I have to socialise. I just wish people didn't keep getting covid.

Then I hope you have a good time both today and on your upcoming birthday.


Someone there was still positive for covid but they stayed outside the whole time (they were only there for about half an hour), and didn't even come on to the premises (they stayed the other side of the fence at a fair distance). I don't really see the point in them coming at all really but I can't control what other people do. I just hope we still don't somehow catch the lurgy like that. They came in their car by the way. They're severely social extroverts and can't resist a party. But I still felt on edge.
There weren't many other people there, and most had took covid tests before coming. I didn't hug many people, although sometimes it is irresistible. Everyone stayed outside.

I'm not worrying about how ill I'm going to get, I'm just worrying because I really don't want my plans changed this week, as I have a busy schedule ahead, including my birthday, and being so I spent my last 2 birthdays in lockdown (including my 30th), I really want this one to be special. I don't want to be isolated or ill. I feel that with covid you can't live your life properly any more, like you can't plan anything or look forward to anything because usually people seem to get covid a week before a big planned social event.


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